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Blackhawk posted a topic in Michigan Waters Fishing Reports - Salmon and Troutfished from @ 3:00pm - 8:00pm ended up 5/9. Worked between 120' - 150' with the most productive water being 130'-135'. 1 real nice steely on a rigger and all the rest on long lines. We had 4 fish peel line out and come unhooked as we brought the board in. Highlight of the entire day came while pulling lines. I pulled all the dead rods first and was down to a 300 cu and a 200 cu. I got the board off of the 200 cu and was @ half way in naturally cranking it pretty fast and A fish hammers it. What a cool feeling. It peels all the copper back out and plenty of backing until I could get it turned. It was quite nice to fight this monster with only 1 board out behind the boat. After a good 20 min. battle we were successful at landing my Biggest King ever. 24# giant. These fish are amazing to see in person and pictures really don't do them justice. Truly an awesome day to be out on Lake Michigan. I will get some pics posted later today. What worked: 200 cu. w/ SS Blue Dolphin mag. spoon 2/3 (small laker and 24# king) 300 cu. w/ SS Green Dolphin Mag. spoon 1/4 (5# king ) 10 color w/ SS Blue Dolphin Regular spoon (4# steely) rigger w/ clear DW paddle/purplish tape and matching fly at 46' (8#steel)
Went out at noon and fished till 3:30 going north from the port of Elk Rapids. Fished with two riggers and two wire divers in 50 to 65 FOW and 35 to 50 feet down at about 2.4 mph on the GPS. Went 12 for 16 but returned 5 undersize lake trout. The riggers had cowbells and peanuts and the divers had a Yeck Jerid spoon and a Dreamweaver mixed veggie UV spoon. All rods caught multiple fish and we had a couple of fire drills with just my wife & I on board. All fish were lake trout except for one small king salmon. The water temperature was 69 degrees on the surface and 49 at 40 feet. I'm wondering if the small King means that there might be some mature ones out there too. Any thoughts on the relevance of having small kings? Up here in the North we have to wait for the Kings to get here normally.